[sword-devel] We need XML parser

Jan Paul Schmidt sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 7 Jun 2002 18:27:11 +0200

On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 02:30:07PM -0700, Chris Little wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, Jan Paul Schmidt wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 11:18:18AM -0700, Chris Little wrote:
> > > Expat looks good if we do need and can afford XML parsing.
> > 
> > If you really think about adding XML parsing, consider libxml, too. It
> > is lightweight and has a real fast implementation. But I would suggest a
> > format which includes indexes of the words, so you could implement a
> > real fast search through a text. But it does not look like Sword is
> > going this way.
> We have this, we just don't use it yet.  We will likely re-examine the 
> issue of fast indexed searches after all module data has been compressed.

You can combine indexing and compressing (if you mean with compressing
to reduce size).